Animals famous for walking up walls can also use a combination of techniques to race across water.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New research suggests they create a newfound type of air vortex to slow their descent.
The operating principles of ordinary magnetic stirrers may help create better microfluidic pumps for applications ranging from inkjet printing to drug delivery.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Physicists harness ultrasound to make bubbles last longer.
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Scientists discovered that water droplets don’t just passively roll around on a hot skillet.
The physics of tumbling fibers may be useful for applications from paper manufacturing to the study of plankton in the ocean.
New study reveals the complex strategies crab spiders use to soar on streamers of silk.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Researchers investigate one of the classic physics lessons, substituting liquids for solids.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
In annual speed test, international teams must negotiate the complexities of aerodynamics and airflow.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
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